Made from solid cherry wood in a modern European factory where they manufacture and install the 3 tone wooded inlay strip around both treble and bass side.
All the component parts are carefully chosen for their quality and ability to do the job in hand withstanding the test of time. For example the white pearl buttons are edged with metal and felted to ensure a responsive, quiet and positive action. The carefully worked fretted treble grill and fingerboard allows the sound to transmit easily and uninterrupted.
The bellows are of a superior quality which makes for easy playing and correct air retention. Not only that the bellows when played allow the gold motif set on black and subtle red backgrounds to add to the incredibly good looks of this melodeon. Matching tan leather which is padded in a complimentary brown cushioned material set this Saltarelle Pastourelle III melodeon apart as one of a kind.
Good looks and sheer sophistication put to one side, what does the Saltarelle Pastourelle III melodeon offer to the player? Firstly 26 treble buttons and 12 bass buttons. These will give you notes that will allow you to play tunes that you have only dared dreamed about as a 2 row box player. You want a C natural you have got a C natural. Donít ever again be left behind in a session because you did not have the notes required to play a particular tune. The treble side has a nicely shaped groove to put your thumb in to allow greater control than perhaps you are normally used to and a greater degree of comfort than has been afforded in the past. Speaking of comfort the bass end internal side, i.e. the part that your wrist rest upon is very comfortably scalloped to allow for easier access to the bass buttons and longer playing sessions in comfort.
Three chrome plated treble registers are fitted to give sound combination options.
As you may know on the treble side the Saltarelle Pastourelle III is a 3 reed or 3 voice instrument. One reed is low octave with the further 2 reeds being set in the middle octave. So the possible sound combinations are any one of the three reeds played on their own, the low reed with one middle octave reed, the low reed with the other middle octave reed, sometimes called bandoneon tuning, 2 middle octave reeds together, and then of course all three reeds together. Thatís an incredible 7 different sound combinations. This will bring life and mood to your playing like you have never known before. As if that was not enough those clever people at Saltarelle have added 2 bass stops. On bass stop on this melodeon takes out the thirds in the chords and the other takes out the low bass reed. Combine the bass of the Saltarelle Pastourelle III to the treble and it is clear to see why so many professionals choose these instruments above any other make.